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dc.contributor.authorRutledge, Jonathan Curtis
dc.identifier.citationRutledge , J C 2018 , ' Purgatory, hypertime, and temporal experience ' , Journal of Analytic Theology , vol. 6 , pp. 151-161 .
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dc.description.abstractRecently, JT Turner has argued that proponents of temporally-extended models of purgatory (henceforth, temps) are committed to denying the doctrine of the parousia. Such persons typically argue that temporally-extended models of purgatory are needed to prevent the possibility that a morally imperfect human might become morally perfect too abruptly. In this article, I argue that Turner is mistaken and that by invoking hypertime and a clarification of the sort of abruptness at issue, temps can affirm both purgatory and the doctrine of the parousia. After clarifying the nature of hypertime, I then present a non-temporal model of purgatory. This model permits those uncomfortable with endorsing the metaphysical possibility of hypertime to nevertheless affirm the key intuition motivating temporally-extended models (i.e. that they are necessary to avoid too abrupt a change in character) without rejecting the doctrine of the parousia.
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dc.subjectPhilosophy of Timeen
dc.subjectAnalytic theologyen
dc.subjectLucid dreamsen
dc.subjectIntermediate stateen
dc.subjectBT Doctrinal Theologyen
dc.titlePurgatory, hypertime, and temporal experienceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Divinityen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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